Original article by Tom McIlroy
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 30-Jan-19
Professor Sinclair Davidson has concluded that Labor’s proposal to abolish cash refunds for excess dividend imputation credits would have the biggest impact on self-managed superannuation funds and self-funded retirees. His analysis also shows that women account for 56 per cent of people who receive cash refunds under the existing scheme, and 68 per cent of them are over the age of 60. In addition, 47 per cent are single or widowed. Labor estimates that its policy would boost government revenue by $55.7bn over 10 years.
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